UK to host preview of HBO Alzheimer's film

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and Home Box Office are hosting a preview of HBO's new documentary The Memory Loss Tapes at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The screening will be in the Patterson Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 401 West High Street.

The documentary follows the stories of seven Alzheimer's patients in various stages of dealing with the disease, from an 87-year-old woman shortly after being diagnosed to a man entering hospice as his body starts to shut down.

The film, which premieres May 10 on HBO, is part of the premium cable channel's The Alzheimer's Project, an effort to examine and better understand Alzheimer's, an irreversible brain disorder that destroys memory and thinking cells.

The screening of The Memory Loss Tapes will be followed by a panel discussion featuring several officials from the Sanders-Brown Center and other Alzheimer's experts, moderated by Kentucky Educational Television host Bill Goodman.

Reservations are required for the screening. Call (859) 266-5283 or go to Call (859) 266-5283 for more information about The Alzheimer's Project.